Miscarriage And Fibroids

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Maree - January 11

I miscarried at 11 weeks and when I had my internal scan they also found a fibroid the size of a golf ball. I was told that this fibroid did not cause my miscarriage and that it would not affect any future pregnancy's. After doing some of my own research I have found that fibroids CAN cause miscarriage but are only removed if symptoms are severe, I seem to have no symptoms. I don't know if we should continue trying to get pregnant again or if I should see a doctor about getting it removed first. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


Lara - January 18

Maree I have a fibriod the size of a grapefruit and my OBGYN says that people with fibroids have miscarriages and people without fibroids have miscarriages. Once of the most common problems with fibroids and pregnancy is that fibroids grow a lot and therefore cause premature birth because of a lack of space. Having said all that, fibroid removal can cause scars and other problems that may reduce fertility. Since you are able to get pregnant with the fibroid then you might be best off trying again. Obviously miscarriage is tragic and you want answers and you want to reduce the risk if possible, but I'm not sure removing the fibroid is the "answer" for you. Many many ladies have fibroids and give birth to normal healthy babies. All the best. Lara


Marilyn - February 1

Many years ago....I lost a baby and had a large fibroid. I had been trying to get pregnant for 4 years. The fibroid was removed and in 5 months I was pregnant.!!! Go to another doctor...at a teaching hospital if possible. If there is something in the uterus...why wouldn't it expel the baby? For sure go to another gyne!!


Kim - February 2

My mother tried to get pregnant at 38 and had a miscarrage. She was told she had multiple fibroids, one about the size of a grapefruit, and would have to have them removed in order to get pregnant. Before she could get them removed, she got pregnant with my brother who was born healthy about 5 days after his due date. As soon as she stopped b___st-feeding she became pregnant with my youngest brother, who was also born healthy (and on Mother's Day). Good luck with whatever your decide to do! -Kim


Stacey - February 5

Maree, Last year this time I miscarried at 9 weeks. Although I have a history of fibroids - for which I was treated with a 'fibroid embolization' type surgery which essencially 'killed' all of my active fibroids... I still had a miscarriage. There are so many different reasons why woman miscarry during the 1st trimester. For all you know, there may have been something wrong with the genetic make up of the embryo. I beleive this is what happened to me my first time. I'm now pregnant again - this time I'm 12 weeks and the doctor's say that I am developing small fibroids. I do admit - this terrifies me. But you must try and hold on to your faith. God willing - you will have a baby one day. Keep trying.


Ruth - February 15

Dear Maree I am so sorry to hear of your miscarriage, I miscarried my second child last week at 6 weeks. I also have fibroids, one inside my womb which is 8cm in diameter and one on the top of my womb. However, last year despite the fibroids I gave birth to a beautiful healthy daughter so try and stay positive. I know myself that following a miscarriage we search for causes but I remain positive that my fibroids weren't the problem, I must admit if I had a second miscarriage I would want my fibroids investigated further but unless that happens i am not going to consider surgery as I know this will greatly delay when i can try getting pregnant again. Good luck x


Diane - May 27

I have a big fibroid, which grew to the size of my daughters head when she was born, she came three weeks early, but she is beautiful and healthy!! I just miscarried this week with my second at 7 1/2 weeks. I took it in to have it a___lyzed to see what happened. I will try again in a couple of months. I think you should leave the fibroid alone. I didn't have any pain or trouble with it during the last pregnancy so I believe you will do just fine.



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